Sentinels survive scare by upset-minded Bucs
BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The Spangdahlem Sentinels survived a remarkable upset bid from the visiting Baumholder Bucs on Saturday, keeping their undefeated season intact by the slimmest of margins in a 20-19 DODEA-Europe Division III football victory.
The teams traded touchdowns in each of the first two quarters of the game. Adam Jalomo scored both for the Sentinels, finding the end zone on a 9-yard pass from Cadin Haney and a 3-yard run. Baumholder kept pace on an 87-yard kickoff return by Anthony Willis and a 45-yard touchdown run by Wilbur Turgeon.
The Sentinels, by the far the dominant team of its debut six-man football season, pulled ahead with some game-changing defense in the third quarter. Spangdahlem forced a safety and Brendan Castillo scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery to put the Sentinels up for good, despite a fourth-quarter blocked punt and recovery by Baumholder's Jacob Gregg.
Jalomo finished with 22 rushes for 134 yards to lead Spangdahlem. Gabriel Ransom headlined the Sentinel defense with eight tackles and teamed with Griggs to force the key second-half safety.